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County leaders hear 2019 budget requests in first review

Increases in expenses for the county’s General Fund of just under a half million dollars were requested by various departments in the first rounds of 2019 budget hearings conducted before the Franklin County Commissioners Court last week.

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Rabies confirmed in city skunk, dog confined

A skunk killed by a dog has been confirmed to have had rabies, and the family pet has been confined for observation, according to Colin Clasby, animal control officer for the City of Mount Vernon.

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City looks to equalize sewer surcharge, storm water fees

The equalization of sewer surcharges and storm water fees among city dwellers was discussed at the Monday night workshop of the Mount Vernon City Council after the disparity in funding was pointed out by Margaret Sears.

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SWEPCO, AEP wind farm approval in two of four states

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power company, announced that the Louisiana Public Service Commission has approved the proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection project.

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Information sought for missing man

Michael Ray WeirThe Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.

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City department “wish list” is almost $519,000

Mount Vernon City Council members got a look at the $518,836.94 “wish list” from the various city departments for consideration in their planning of the 2018-19 budget during a special workshop session Monday night.

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Funeral escort

Law enforcement personnel, fire departments, and first responders provided an escort for the body of U.S. Marine PFC Jordan Smith, age 19, Monday, June 25.Law enforcement personnel, fire departments, and first responders provided an escort for the body of U.S. Marine PFC Jordan Smith, age 19, Monday, June 25.

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Prisoner housing, HOT dollars targeted to fund county EDC

Members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court put the fund balances of the county’s Hotel / Motel Occupancy Tax (HOT) and the housing of out-of-county prisoners in their sights Monday as a source of funding for the nonprofit Franklin County Economic Development Corporation,

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Rail transport still cheapest method

The transport of both bulk and containerized products on land by rail over distances greater than 100 miles is the cheapest method for businesses and ultimately for the cost of items to consumers according to figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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